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ELI5: What is Tornado Cash?
Tornado Cash is a decentralized cryptocurrency tumbler. It is implemented as an Ethereum smart contract and can be used to mix cryptocurrency UTXO's, unlinking the on-chain relati...
Are Proof of Stake (PoS) cryptos securities? [Opinion]
In March 2022, Bitcoin enthusiast Michael Saylor postulated that Proof of Stake cryptocurrencies are securities: The only settled method to create digital property is via Proof...
Understand the Double Spending problem
As implied by the name, a double spending problem happens when a transaction is processed twice while your account balance is only subtracted once. This, of course, can only h...
ELI5 Proof of Stake (PoS) – How does PoS work?
In the cryptocurrency universe, Proof of Stake (PoS) is one of the most popular alternatives to the Proof of Work (PoW) family of consensus mechanisms. While PoW systems invest la...
ELI5 How to mine Litecoin
Litecoin has consistently been one of the most popular cryptocurrencies since its inception in 2011. It was initially forked from the main Bitcoin source code by a developer ca...
Winning Bustabit strategy: ELI5 How to consistently win at Bustabit!
Bustabit is a betting game where you try to guess the largest possible magic number in each contest. Sounds kinda dull, but there's a catch: this number is a Bitcoin multiplie...
The 34 most profitable Proof of Stake (PoS) coins for 2021
In this article we take a look at several Proof of Stake (PoS) coins for investors building passive income streams. With the DeFi craze causing extremely high Ethereum fees, more ...
Capturing Avalanche AVAX network traffic using avax-python
In this article we take a look at the avax-python network_listener.py utility and how to use it to snoop on Avalanche AVAX network traffic. tl;dr; If you're in a hurry, her...
avax-python – Python utils for AVAX cryptocurrency and Avalanche network exploration
avax-python is a Python library and set of utils for the exploration of the Avalanche AVAX cryptocurrency and its network. The crypto.bi avax-python project began as ...
avax-python Network Message Pipeline
Here's a short overview of the avax-python Avalanche message pipeline. We've followed the reference Go implementation as closely as possible, but the Python code is still in ve...